Latest Brownsville, Texas Stories

2009-03-23 16:05:00

New Nonstop Service Begins June 11, 2009 FORT WORTH, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning June 11. American Eagle will operate the three daily flights using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets and 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets. "Brownsville is both important and...

2009-01-26 10:07:21

To fight an epidemic of obesity and it's life-threatening complications researchers in Brownsville, Texas, are using a farmer's market. Faculty and students at The University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus said research has shown the predominately Hispanic community of Cameron County has twice the national average of diabetes, a co-morbidity of obesity. In 2002, The U.S.-Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project noted diabetes as the fourth leading...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) in Texas won the 2008 Broad Prize for Urban Education, the largest education prize in the country awarded to the most improved urban school district, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today. Brownsville, located at the southern-most tip of Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border, serves one of the poorest urban populations in America--with 94 percent of its students qualifying for free and reduced-priced school lunch. Former U.S....

2008-07-24 15:00:00

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROWNSVILLE, Texas Hurricane Dolly barreled into South Texas on Wednesday, lashing the coast with winds up to 100 mph and dumping heavy rain that threatened to flood low-lying areas but spared levees along the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley. Authorities had feared the first hurricane to hit the U.S. since last September could produce up to 20 inches of rain, possibly breaching leeves. But shortly before coming ashore, the Category 2 storm...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

By Gary Long, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 17--Former BISD Superintendent Michael Zolkoski is out of a job in Tulsa but $400,000 richer after problems at an alternative school led to his departure. Zolkoski and the Tulsa School Board agreed Monday to end his contract effective Oct. 1. The agreement will pay Zolkoski $400,000 to settle a contract that was supposed to run through June 2010, the Tulsa World reported on its Web site. At a news conference after a special meeting to...

2008-06-25 18:02:36

By Laura Tillman, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jun. 25--The Sabal Palms Audubon Center transformed into classroom Tuesday when students learned about the ecological importance and political fate of the sanctuary. Presentations by Jimmy Paz, the manager of Sabal Palms, and Dotty Irwin, a local landowner, shared their opinions on news/" class="autolink">immigration, the Rio Grande and the proposed federal fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. The instruction was part of a month-long...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'